- Nov 25, 2008
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- British Turk
- Political Leaning
The Universities Minister David Willetts appears to have ruled out allowing universities to set unlimited fees.
He has said such a system would be neither sustainable nor sensible.
A review by Lord Browne recommended universities in England be free to set their own fees, but face a levy on sums above £7,000
BBC News - Unlimited tuition fees 'not sustainable', says Willetts
This recommendation by Vince Cable stunk. And it was ironic coming from a Liberal Democrat, from the same party who promised no rise in tuition fees would take place. A £4,000 rise on the University cap is just unsustainable, unrealistic, and above all, discriminatory against class divisions. And of course Lord Browne is no better, as he dictates his want for an unlimited university fee as he sits in his manor house somewhere in Eton or wherever these snobs come from.
The competitiveness of our education system will slip through our fingers if we do not compromise on this issue and once again give a fair advantage to all classes, and not just the higher ones. In light of current credit crises, increasing tuition fee's is a mistake. I hope Willet can smack Cable's wrist on this one.